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Sunday, February 27, 2011

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

This is from an online primer listing qualities of a good teacher:

Good teachers....

keep their cool.
There will be times when you will be tempted to scream or yell at your students, other teachers, parents, administrators, and so on. Good teachers are able to successfully resist this urge.

I hope this woman is not a teacher in Missouri but she could be as members from the MO NEA drove to Wisconsin to join the union protests. Let's hope she doesn't teach character education.

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